On its third year, All for Juan, One for All Sports fest was successfully held last Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Yongsan Culture and Sports Centre. Aimed to promote sportsmanship and camaraderie thru a friendly game amongst Filipino community.
For two consecutive years, this sports fest was a friendly game of four Filipino organizations in South Korea, namely: the Filipino EPS Workers in South Korea (FEWA), Filipino Photographers in South Korea (FILIPOS), Philippine Engineers Association in Korea (PEAK) and the Pinoy Iskolars in Korea (PIKO). This year, five organizations played and competed for a remarkable milestone, the Filipino community in Siheung (FCIS) joined in.
Imagine the fun and excitement that each and every member of these big Filipino communities felt during the day. Their hopes and aspirations to bring home the honor as winners of each games lingered upon them.
Graced by the presence of His Excellency Ambassador Raul S. Hernandez, who gave an inspirational message and joined the basketball team of FCIS, and was the team champion in Basketball.
Miss Jin Sun Kyung of Seoul Global Center’s Daily Living Consultation Team also gave her congratulatory message to everyone.
Each organization competed for volleyball, basketball, chess and tug-of-war. The ball games were so impressive. Despite the busy working schedules of everyone they manage to exhibit their avidity, overflowing energy and the gaiety for the whole day event.
Regardless of the fevered temperature that everyone endured, the ferocity continuous and led to victorious success to defend each team… the cheering and support to their players are truly momentous.
FCIS, on their first time to join was the Basketball Champion this year, Nelson Gustilo was awarded as Most Valuable Player and PEAK was its Runner up.
For volleyball game, PIKO won as Champion awarding the Most Valuable Player to Joedie Perez, FEWA team got the Runner Up award.
Antonio Bongon Jr., was Chess Champion from PEAK. Best Muse goes to Jensen Roja of FEWA and the Best in Uniform and Tug-of-War were bagged by FEWA too.
This remarkable event was sponsored and supported benevolently by the Philippine Department of Tourism-Seoul (DOT), Financial Literacy Advocates Network (FLAN), Seoul Global Center, Cheonra, Landbank, Metrobank, Sentbe, and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Phillipine Embassy (POLO).
Kudos to the effort of the All for Juan Committees for making this stupendous event happened, to FCIS- Dennis Santos (president); FEWA- Richard Corpuz (president) and Cherry Lyn Tolentino (vice pres.); FILIPOS – Federic Aujero (president) and Luz Robregado (secretary); PEAK – Oliver Mangabang (president) Dave Bautista and Ale Agustin (members); and PIKO – Julius Marvin Flores (president) and Joseph Albert Mendoza (sports committee head).